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GERALD K. HEDGES Sr.

GERALD K. HEDGES SR., 77, of Fort Wayne, and formerly of Albion, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born April 15, 1935 in Fort Wayne, a son of Timothy and Clare (Hubert) Hedges and they preceded him in death. He married Dolores M. "Chic" Steinbacher on Dec. 23, 1958 in Fort Wayne. He was a beer salesman for Allen Products for 20 years and later worked for Excel and Alco Beer Distributing companies, retiring in 1995. Gerald is survived by his wife, Dolores M. "Chic" Hedges of Fort Wayne; three sons, Dan Hedges and Steven Hedges both of Fort Wayne, and Gerald K. Hedges Jr. of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Rhonda (John) Shatzer and Jill (Tim) Neu, both of Garrett; brother, Calvin "Pete" Hedges of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; and two sisters. Funeral service is 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at Thomas Funeral Home, with visitation from 2 to 5 p.m. Dave Altman officiating. Memorials are to .

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 4, 2013
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